As part of his blog series In Process, Paul Behnke posts about the development of the recent painting And the Vital Vigor Stood it's Ground (2013) by painter Matthew Neil Gehring.
Behnke writes that: "Gehring's use of color and form combine to produce a visual deception bordering on Op Art. However, these works offer more than visual trickery and reveal themselves over time. The hierarchy created by color and form generates a stately presence more akin to Barnet Newman than Bridget Riley."
Matthew Neil Gehring: Brilliant Corners will be on view at the Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX from April 2 - 30, 2013.